thescarletwoman: (Other // Writing :: Notebook)
So, yeah. I haven't been around these parts in... well... I'm not really looking at my calendar for when the last time I posted. Life has been crazy but good.

I also may have found a new fandom. Though I'm primarily writing my own things right now, this one took hold and wouldn't let go. Thus... have a cute little drabble from me!

Title: Warmth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
Pairing: Tony/Steve
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 550
Originally Posted: http://tehstarkman.tumblr.com/post/28958539816/warmth-drabble (AKA, feel free to reblog or like it there!)

The first time Tony sleeps with Steve, it’s completely by accident. There’s no sex and there’s no groping in the middle of the night. Instead they fall asleep on the sofa during a movie marathon, wrapped around each other as the DVD menu plays all night long. Tony only realises they fell asleep when he wakes the next morning with a crick in his neck and the arm of the sofa poking into his foot.

It isn’t until later that he realises he slept through the entire night without waking.

He thinks it’s a fluke. Besides, every now and again, he has nights where he sleeps… though usually it’s after a night of binge drinking or sheer exhaustion after a string of sleepless nights. He dismisses the rare night as a pleasant surprise and doesn’t think of it again. At least, he doesn’t until he and Steve fall asleep on the couch together a week later. Again, he sleeps through the night. Perhaps maybe there is something to Steve and Tony’s new-found ability to sleep comfortably through the night. He doesn’t tell Steve, though, of this miraculous discovery. Not when this relationship (or whatever it is they have) is just starting. He doesn’t want to fuck this up — doesn’t want to make it weird between them before they even have a chance to begin. He also doesn’t want Steve to sleep with him because of some sense of duty.

He wants Steve to sleep with him because Steve wants to. Because he wants to wrap his arms around Tony or use his reactor as a reading lamp. Or just because Steve wants to talk all night long, interspersing words with kisses and caresses.

By the time winter hits, they have moved into one room together. Their first time (and many other times) have happened and any sleepless nights are because Steve’s stamina is endless and Tony wants desperately to keep up with him. Even after all these months, however, Tony still hasn’t realized the secret to his restful nights. He wishes he knew so he could pass the secret on to Steve when he wakes in the middle of the night, covered in sweat and staring wide-eyed up at the ceiling. Tony hasn’t learned how to rid Steve of his nightmares the way Steve has slowly erased Afghanistan from his subconscious. When Steve thrashes, Tony holds him close and reminds him that it’s 2012 and not 1942. When he shivers, Tony warms him as best as he’s able to with his shit circulation (thanks to the arc reactor) and, with his body, reminds Steve that he isn’t encased in ice.

It’s sometime in January when Steve is called away for a few nights to run a SHIELD mission. With Steve gone, Tony doesn’t sleep. He winds up down in the garage, tinkering until the wee hours of the morning when he finally passes out, covered with a blanket by a thoughtful Dummy.

Only when Steve returns a week later and Tony is wrapped around him so tightly there isn’t a bit of space between them does Tony realize why Steve is the key to his restful nights.

With Steve around — Tony has finally found warmth.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Janto)
TITLE: Kiss Today Goodbye [Part 2]
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
RATING: PG-13
PAIRING Jack/Ianto
SUMMARY: Some things aren't always what they seem and a little faith goes a long way. But not every cloud has its silver lining. He may be alive, but at what cost?
WORD COUNT: ~4600
SPOILERS: Children of Earth; Pack Animals & Almost Perfect (mentioned in passing)
NOTES: Continuation of part one of my Fix-It fic. This is turning out to be a lot longer than I expected! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] flameish for the insanely quick beta [all remaining mistakes are my own] and to my girls for the encouragement. Also written for [livejournal.com profile] fanfic100, prompt "038. Touch".

Kiss Today Goodbye [Part 1]

Kiss Today Goodbye [Part 2] )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Janto)
TITLE: Kiss Today Goodbye [Part 1]
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
RATING: PG-13
PAIRING: Jack/Ianto
SUMMARY: Some things aren't always what they seem and a little faith goes a long way.
WORD COUNT: ~2100
SPOILERS: Children of Earth; Trace Memory (mentioned in passing)
NOTES: Yes, another of the Fix-It fics. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] flameish for the insanely quick beta. Also written for [livejournal.com profile] fanfic100, prompt "072. Fixed". For obvious reasons. ;^)

Part One | Part Two

Kiss Today Goodbye )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Janto)
TITLE: Of Future Pasts and Past Futures
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
RATING: PG-13
PAIRING: Jack/Ianto
SUMMARY: Jack is used to his past coming back to haunt him. But when hemakes an appearance, Jack never expected it to affect him so much.
WORD COUNT: 6900
NOTES: Takes place just following the novel Trace Memory, spoilers contained within. It started as a character study on Jack coupled with the fact that the ending felt incomplete to me -- and ended up taking on a life of its own. Overheard dialogue courtesy of Thunderball. Betaed, as always, by the loverly [livejournal.com profile] rose_whispers, any further mistakes are my own. And much love for Rose, Nelle & Elle who read this through and listened to all my wibbling. Written for [livejournal.com profile] fanfic100; prompt 030. Death. And yes, a companion to this one is already in the works.

Of Future Pasts and Past Futures )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Naked Hide & Seek)
TITLE: Of Calculations and Birthdays
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
RATING: PG-13
PAIRING: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Snark, Ianto/Coffee
SUMMARY: So, how does one go about figuring out the birth date of the immortal man?
WORD COUNT: ~2300
NOTES: Written for [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll for her birthday. My first Torchwood fic, and I'm so glad I could give it to such an amazing person. Happy birthday, sweetie. As always, to [livejournal.com profile] rose_whispers for the beta. as she gets drawn into a new fandom

Of Calculations and Birthdays )
thescarletwoman: (HP // Snape :: Clap)
Title: The Fall's Gonna Kill You
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
Requestor: [livejournal.com profile] creascendo
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: ~3900
Warnings: AU; underage (16/18) and implied underage
Summary: Prompt: AU, Time-Turner fic. Harry goes back in time to the Marauder's era. But there's a twist. DD wants to cover up a bad Potions accident; maybe Harry's literal "landing" in the 70's killed a student (or something else), and Harry has to take the place of the dead student. A student who happened to be Regulus Black.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter doesn't belong to me. I'm just playing with the characters. Title taken (lovingly) from The West Wing.
Author's Notes: I fudged a bit with timelines so for that I apologise. For purposes of this fic, Regulus is in his final year at Hogwarts and Snape is in his first year of teaching. Thanks, as always to [livejournal.com profile] rose_whispers for the hand holding and the beta.

( The Fall's Gonna Kill You )
thescarletwoman: (HP // Snape :: Clap)
Title: Severus Snape, The Demon Barber of Fifth Avenue; Part One
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
Type: Fiction
Word Count: ~5800
Pairings: Eventual Snape/Lupin
Series: Yes
Warnings: None.
Rating: PG-13 this section
Summary: The hottest hairdresser in the city is Geoffrey Rickers. Geoffrey's past is a closely guarded secret. Yet when a man from his past arrives in New York, he threatens to destroy everything Geoffrey has worked to conceal.
Author's Notes: This is the most fun I've had writing a fic in a long time. It got away from me -- what I had expected to be a short fic began to take on a life of its own. The second part will be coming soon, but I wanted to at least share the first part since it is completed. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rose_whispers and [livejournal.com profile] jateshi for their advise, encouragement, betaing and laughing over funny parts at all hours of the night. Any mistakes left are my own. Written for the [livejournal.com profile] snape_after_dh fest.

( Severus Snape, The Demon Barber of Fifth Avenue; Part One )
thescarletwoman: (HP // Snape :: Clap)
Title: Lily's Eyes
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
Type: Fiction
Word Count: 3200
Pairings: Snape/Lily
Warnings: None.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: No matter where Severus goes, he always is haunted by Lily's eyes.
Disclaimer: Lyrics taken from "Lily's Eyes" from the Broadway musical The Secret Garden. Some lines of dialogue taken from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone published by Bloomsbury/Scholastic.
Author's Notes: I have been wanting to write a fic where I could use the lyrics from "Lily's Eyes" as a jumping off point and consequently eagerly gobbled up this request. As a note, this is NOT a songfic. Merely a fic inspired by lyrics. Of course, a thank you to my wonderful beta, [livejournal.com profile] rose_whispers who keeps me from using those pesky repetitive words every paragraph. Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape_after_dh fest.

( Lily's Eyes )
thescarletwoman: (Movies // Clue :: Frankly Scarlet)
Title: Lord Voldemort, in the Conservatory, with the Candlestick
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
Requestor: [livejournal.com profile] severity_softly
Claim: Snape/Lupin do the movie 'Clue.' Snape as Mrs. White (but no female!Snape, pls, he should still be his snarky self), Remus as Wadsworth. Maybe some smut whist searching the house together? :D
Rating: PG-13
Words: 4332
Summary: Four Gryffindors. Three Slytherins. Lord Voldemort. One house and two murders.
Warnings (if applicable): None, unless you count gratuitous Clue quotes and male snoggage.
Notes: If the dialogue sounds familiar, it should. Some was stolen shamelessly from the film, others adapted to fit. This is not the whole film, but rather the highlights. Thanks, as always, to [livejournal.com profile] rose_whispers for the beta.

Lord Voldemort, in the Conservatory, with the Candlestick

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